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... it was the kings vanity that prompted this outer carving as it was contrary to accepted style of plain outside and ornate inside. On to the next cathedral a much larger affair, again 12th century and famous for the frescoes by Rubleov. The frescoes are the originals, never restored or repaired and the colour and action were pretty fantastic. Off through the golden gates to the glass factory, where we saw glass comparable with Murano and intricate, ...
... famous ancient, medieval and Renaissance Sculptures as well as original works. There is also an Ancient Civilisation Display housing Egyptian weaponry, jewellery, ritual items and tombstones; many of the items being scavenged from excavations of burial sites.
Interestingly, the museum's name has no direct associations with the famous Russian poet Pushkin, other than a posthumous celebration of his name and fame.
We spent several ...
... of pilgrims filled past to venerate him and leave prayer requests with the priest on duty who was singing the prayers with a small choir. There is also the Assumption Cathedral and various other churches and a place to drink and take home water from a spring. St Sergius of Radonezh is much revered in Russia. He was the patron of the Old Peoples Home attached to the Russian Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin I visited with Dad as a child. I know the old ...
... so soon a brisk trade was being carried out between England & Russia. Unfortunately, along with a lot of Moscow, the house is being renovated. So we went along to the next block where the Palace of the Boyars is situated. This was the house of the Romanovs before they became rulers. The house is really interesting, quite small, mainly wooden interiors and well protected with separate male and female areas. A fair amount of Romanov artefacts are still in ...
... of this weird porridge mix we
thought we'd try failed badly; a watery yucky mess soon to be binned!
But the mini croissants and juice made up for it. The time was
jumping forward on this train too as we crossed time zones making the
days very short. The free hot water was excellent though, as it
provided a free way to eat and drink – so long as you were
prepared! Our travel mugs were great for getting the hot water and
the pot ...